I found some time this week to play along with the retrosketches challenge this week. I love the simplicity of the layout.
I tried something new with this card. I used an outline sticker from Elizabeth Crafts to which I added two different colors of Glitter Ritz. Believe me this technique was a lot harder than I imagined.
Although you can't see it , the bottom 2/3rds of the card is embossed with the Linens Impression Plate. Here's an up close shot of the glittered tree. The mat stack die was cut using PTI's Christmas pattern paper released in 2011.
I've been getting a little crafty making some bows for my grandaughters. Olivia has outgrown the small hair clips I made her when she was little. Thus far I made her these using grograin & twill ribbon.
She had told me that she didn't want a button on the bows. However, I needed to put a button on her sister's bow. Since both girls want what the other one has I thought it best to do so with the blue one since I only made one bow for Lilly as I am experimenting with the size.
Lilly wears 2 bows and boy did she let me know it as soon as I gave her this one. Thanks for stopping by.
It's time for another Retrosketches #22 card. At least this week I am submitting my card on time. This is the fantastic sketch being featured this week.
In addition, I am also playing along with ColourQ this week. Submitting a card for more than one challenge rarely happens for me. I think I may have done this one other time. The colors this week are out of my comfort zone. But seems like I have been playing more with different color combinations since SAF.
I pretty much stayed true to the sketch.
An up close shot of the flower. I decided not to color the leaves because I was afraid I would mess them up. Coloring the flower was enough for me this go round. I stamped the image in Berry Sorbet and used Copics R 20 and R 22. The center was stamped in Orange Zest.
I am also going to submit this to Rhonda's Thankful Thursday blog. Thanks for stopping by.
Just a quick post today featuring two birthday cards for two nephews having August birthdays. Despite having tons of stamps, nothing really was appropriate for teen boys so I borrowed PTI's Boy Basic : Game On from my neighbor.